September 2021


In the September 2021 issue:

Editorial: Back to the Office

How are Canada’s architects negotiating the return to physical office spaces?

Settler-Colonial Modern

Architectural historian Magdalena Milosz considers postwar residential schools and the illusion of progress.

Case Method: McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building, York University, Toronto, Ontario

A new facility for York University’s Schulich School of Business makes the compelling argument that great environmental performance can go hand in hand with great architecture.

Making the Grade: Marine Drive Academy, Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia

Community needs are at the heart of a new K-12 school by FBM in rural Nova Scotia.

Canada in Venice: Venice Biennale 2021

Canadian Architects lead three exhibitions at the venice biennale, tackling the theme: How will we live together?

Fiction All the Way Down: Impostor Cities, Venice Biennale

Impostor Cities, Canada’s pavilion at the 2021 Venice Biennale Architettura, exists as much on screen as on the ground. It’s a form of presentation that suits its subject: how Canadian cities stand in for other places onscreen.

Pundit of the Public

A new book of essays celebrating the work of George Baird doubles as an account of the climate of architectural ideas in Europe and North America from the 1960s to the present.

“It Starts With Us”

Confronting Edmonton’s past, for a more equitable future.

Forest of the Mind: Toronto Montessori School, Richmond Hill, Ontario

Farrow Partners Architects designs a canopy-like school atrium that taps into insights gained from neuroscience.